Regional Integration and Democracy: Expanding on the European Experience available in Paperback
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This ambitious and original work explores the complex interrelationship between democracy and regional integration. Its empirical center of gravity rests in Europe, yet the volume shifts the common terms of discussion on integration and democracy by including case studies outside of Europe and by exploring a broader range of themes, especially the fate of domestic institutions and processes in an integrating milieu. This novel focus also enriches the contributors' fresh analysis of the European Union's democratic deficit, the impact of regional integration on national democracy, and the dynamic interactions between democracy and integration elsewhere in the world.
Author Biography: Jeffrey J. Anderson is associate professor of political science at Brown University.
About the Author
Jeffrey J. Anderson is associate professor of political science at Brown University.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction Part 2 European Integration and Democracy Chapter 3 Locating the Emerging European Polity: Beyond States or State? Chapter 4 Legitimacy and Democracy: Endogenous Limits of European Integration Chapter 5 Territorial Identities in the European Union Part 6 European Integration and the Nation-State Chapter 7 Portugal: Democracy through Europe Chapter 8 Hungary: Europeanization Without EU Leadership? Chapter 9 Francy and the United Kingdom: The dilemmas of Integration and National Democracy Chapter 10 Germany: Between Unification and Union Chapter 11 Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Italy: Does Market Integration Affect Democractic Structures? Part 12 From European Integration to Regional Integration Chapter 13 NAFTA and the EU: Toward Convergence? Chapter 14 Mercosur: Democratic Stability and Economic Integration in South America Chapter 15 Conclusion Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Editors and Contributors